Botox Cosmetic® injectable product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.
Downtime / Recovery
This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There may be slight bleeding or redness at the injection sites, but these will resolve within a few hours.
Required Level of Skill
Medium: Dr. Zuckerman is a board-certified plastic surgeon and an expert injector. He evaluates the patient’s anatomy around the eye similarly to how he would do for a facelift or for upper or lower eyelid surgery. See below for a few risks due to the proximity of this treatment to the eye. The shape of the brows is responsible for a significant percentage of our perception of facial character, so Dr. Zuckerman is careful to make subtle changes.
Level of Discomfort
None to low: this treatment is performed with an extremely thin gauge needle. Dr. Zuckerman offers a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) as well before treatment if you would like and an ice pack afterwards.
Botox® injections are overhwelmingly safe and widespread. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox® Cosmetic has been in use for over fifteen years. In this particular treatment,complications, such as having one brow higher than the other or even a sagging upper eyelid, are possible with the incorrect placement or amount of Botox® given the proximity of this treatment to the eyes. Visit Dr. Zuckerman, a board-certified plastic surgeon and expert injector, for this treatment.